Jan 11, 2012

In order to stay ahead of the curve and hopefully our clients needs and wants, we at SingleHop hold product development as a top priority. Keeping our hand on the pulse of industry changes as well as competitors’ innovations is how we have continued to grow at such a rapid rate (Over 7,900% over the […]

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Dec 12, 2011
Andy Pace

Specialization. It’s everywhere. Think about it, how did you or the person behind you in line order your coffee this morning? “Grande, soy, dry, cap,” sound familiar? What happen to “I’ll take a large black coffee”?  This type of specialization stretches far beyond your corner coffee shop, I promise! The chances are that your business […]

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Nov 1, 2011

  You’re probably familiar with many arguments for virtualizing your systems. Virtualization can make your systems more secure, by reducing the number of applications and users on a single machine. It can make it easier to scale, utilizes your resources more efficiently, reduces costs, is faster to set up, and shields you from hardware failures, […]

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Oct 28, 2011

SingleHop’s IaaS Cloud: Why Re-invent the Wheel? Infrastructure as a Service clouds have been a hot topic over the last few years.  Amazon’s EC2, the most well-known example, has become almost a household name, at least in really nerdy households. Why are these clouds so popular? Well, it really comes down to some clever software. […]

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Oct 25, 2011
Zak Boca

I began working on the Internet as an entrepreneur back in 1999, just dabbling around running websites. I ran an advertising network (NexAds), a web hosting directory (RateMyHost), and a few other websites before getting into the web hosting business. It was a really exciting time, because all of a sudden our generation, the PC-generation, had all of […]

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Oct 20, 2011
David Szczur

Dupont Fabros Technology is a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) which specializes in developing and operating enterprise level datacenters in locations across the US. They are known for their forward thinking and incredible redundancy built into each multi-hundred-million facility they create. SingleHop, through ServerCentral, leverages their Elk Grove Village location for its close proximity to […]

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Oct 19, 2011
Marc Bollinger

We here at SingleHop, take great pride in attracting and retaining talented individuals.  So with that, I give you the words of our Senior Project Manager, Marc Bollinger. Ohh, the importance of project management. You know, I came into the wonderful world of SingleHop less a month ago and quickly  realized the level of importance […]

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May 6, 2011

It has been more than three months since we launched Cascade, SingleHop’s IaaS cloud platform. The reliability and durability of the platform has come a long way since then. As a result, I’ve had more time recently to focus on optimizing the performance of the virtual machines (VMs) running in the cloud. For most applications, […]

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Oct 13, 2010

Until recently, choosing a control panel for your dedicated server was a fairly simple process. If you were using a Linux operating system on your server, you used cPanel, and if you were using Windows, you used Plesk. In theory, you could also choose to run your server without a control panel, but there’s very […]

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Aug 27, 2010

One thing I see way too often in this business is inexperienced clients getting themselves into trouble with unmanaged servers.  Some clients have never run a server before but feel that they can wing it, while others have a limited budget and decide that server management is not a worthwhile investment. Either way, they always […]

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